All's fayre in Mirfield

Speciality breads and cheeses are just two of the tasty attractions at the firstever Mirfield Spring Fayre.

It is due to held tomorrow (Sat) in the grounds of St Paul’s Church and at Easthorpe Gardens  on Huddersfield Road from 10am to 4pm.

The event, organised by town councillor Richard Hartley and Mirfield trader Martin Ibberson, is to showcase the best local produce.

Stalls featuring a mix of seasonal, exotic or organic foods and handmade crafts are to wow the expected crowds.

It has taken months for Richard and Martin to organise, with a building firm adding the finishing touch with their generosity.

Richard said St Paul’s were in a catch22 situation as the proceeds from the fayre are for church funds, but they were struggling to host the event.

He explained: “The steps at St Paul’s have deteriorated over the years and that’s made it hard for the church to put events on.

“The fayre would’ve been impossible without Darren Brook Homes of Mirfield, who made the repairs in advance of the funds being raised.”

The event features outdoor covered stalls plus more attractions in the church itself, including a coffee shop run by volunteers from St Pauls.

Richard added: “Hopefully the fayre will bring more trade into our shops and raise more awareness about what a great town Mirfield is.

“Thanks to the covered stalls and the church, we donít need the weather. All we need is people to come out and support us.”

Mayor of Mirfield Coun Pat Sutcliffe will officially open the fayre at 10am.

• Stalls are now available for Mirfield’s Jubilee Festival at the showground in June.

A 5m x 5m pitch at the Sunday June 3 entertainment and food spectacular costs £40.

Food stalls, of which there are only a small number, cost £100.

Organisers are also looking for attractions to add even more to list of live music and children’s rides already booked.

There will also be games, a picnic area, streetparty style tables and a bar.

For more details see or find the festival on Facebook or through links on the My Mirfield website.

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